SPORTS

Canadian Emily Overholt disqualified in 400-metre IM final at Pan Am Games

07/16/2015 07:54 EDT | Updated 07/16/2016 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - Canada's streak of gold medals in the Pan American Games pool halted Thursday with a disqualification.

Emily Overholt of West Vancouver, B.C., out-touched Caitlin Leverenz of the U.S. to finish first in the women's 400 individual medley, but the youngest member of the Canadian swim team was disqualified for a "non-simultaneous" wall touch during the breaststroke leg of the race.

Swimming Canada appealed the disqualification, but it was upheld by officials.

Leverenz took gold in in 4:35.46, Canadian Sydney Pickrem was second in 4:38.03 and Joanna Maranhao of Brazil placed third in 4:38.07.

The Canadian swim team won six medals on the third day of racing for a total of 19.

MORE:cpSports